March 26, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: March 26th
1919 - In the longest game in Stanley Cup Finals history, the Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Metropolitans played 100 minutes of overtime without scoring a goal. It was the first 0-0 tie in NHL playoff history.
1963 - Toronto's Johnny Bower became the first Leafs' goaltender to get an assist in a Stanley Cup Playoff game, when he picked up a point in the Toronto's 3-1 win over Montreal, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.
1980 - Chicago's Tony Esposito became the first goaltender in history to record eight 30-win seasons in the NHL.
1983 - Minnesota North Stars' center Neal Broten became the first U.S. born player to score 100 points in a season. The North Stars beat Toronto 6-1.
1987 - Philadelphia's Mike Keenan became the first coach in NHL history to win 45 games in each of his first three seasons.
1991 - Mario Lemieux scored his 26th career hat trick to give the Penguins a 3-1 win at Philadelphia. It marked the first time in 75 trips that a Penguins' player scored a hat trick in Philadelphia.
1991 - Cam Neely scored twice in a 7-4 Bruins' win over the Nordiques in Quebec City. In doing so Neely became the 18th player in NHL history to get back-to-back 50 goal seasons.
1991 - Theoren Fleury scored his 5th career hat trick to give him 50 goals and 100 points for the season, in Calgary's 7-2 win over the Canucks, at the Saddledome.
1994 - Toronto's Mike Gartner scored twice to become the first player in NHL history to get 30 or more goals in 15 straight seasons. Toronto 6 - Quebec 3.
Happy Birthday to Trevor Kidd, Allan Bester, Michael Peca, Ulf Samuelsson, Barclay Plager, Luke Richardson, Roger Leger, Bob Hassard, Krys Barch, Brian Lee and Doug Jannik.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:11 a.m.